disability-free life expectancy


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disability-free life expectancy

(dis-ă-bil'i-tē frē līf eks-pek'tăn-sē),
the average number of years a person is expected to live without disability if current patterns of mortality and disability continue to apply.
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Disability-free life expectancy (DFLE) at birth for males in the UK increased from 60 years in 2000/02 to 62 in 2004-06, the figures showed.
Disability-free life expectancy at birth for males in the UK increased from 60 years in 2000/02 to 62 in 2004/06, the figures showed.
When health-related quality is defined in terms of social or functional limitation, the resulting summary measure of years of healthy life is usually referred to as disability-free life expectancy (DFLE).
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